Ishtar Gonzalez, Therapist in Bronx, New York — Zencare
Ishtar  Gonzalez

Ishtar Gonzalez

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Accepting Online
The Bronx Not Accepting In-person
Updated June 8, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Trauma
  • Women's issues
  • Life purpose & meaning

Professional statement

Ishtar Gonzalez is a native New Yorker with 16 years of experience serving individuals from all walks of life. She refers to her practice as an oasis for transformation. Her expertise is in working with clients who are sensitive, empathic and/or have an array of experiences that have left traumatic imprints of low self worth, self doubt, co-dependency, anxiety and depression on their being. Her active prayer has been to serve those who are resonant with her unique approach so she can assist them in alchemizing their struggles into sacred empowerment.

In her vast experience, as both therapist and spiritual guide, Ishtar has been able to support these clients in meeting themselves through increased self awareness and radical self love. This has led to their ability to transmute their pain by reuniting with their true self all the while releasing limiting and distorted beliefs.

Ishtar offers traditional integrative psychotherapy and infuses it with an array of energetic healing modalities intuitively tailored to the individual. Her approach is holistic as it supports the mind, body and soul but also offers a multi-dimensional perspective that is geared towards liberation of self and sovereignty.

You can expect interventions ranging but not limited to, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as well as Ancestral/ Karmic Clearings, Light Language, Shadow work & Cosmic de-coding all reflective of the clients level of consciousness.

She is reverent in her approach and strongly believes in empowering her clients through fortifying their relationship with Self.


Message to clients

We are often engaging in life through the means that we have inherited by all those who have come before us. Life is too often a perpetual cycle where joy, peace, harmony, and all the other facets that make life worth living seem to escape us more and more. Instead, we are trapped in depression, anxiety, distrust, judgment and more often than not our physical temples are suffering. Collectively, a shift in perception is needed.

This starts with the individual.

It is no secret that the pilgrimage of life can be arduous - no one is immune to this. However, it is all aligned with divine purpose and it is always meant to assist our evolution. Life is the classroom and it is perfectly woven to bring us back to our true self. No exceptions. It is imperative to take the time to connect with ourselves and to enhance our INNER-standing. All else then follows.

If we seek within- if we offer ourselves compassion and care we will find the path to our personal illumination. All labyrinths do lead home.

I whole heartedly know this to be true and feel grateful to serve as a guide of remembrance.

If this resonates, I invite you to book a free consultation.

I can answer questions regarding your journey of alchemical transformation.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Ishtar Gonzalez is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $222 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $188 - $222

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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The Bronx practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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  • Fri Please inquire about hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 16 years

Luminous Magik, Private Practice, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapist, 2020 - Present
Montefiore School Health Program, Adolescent and Adult Psychothreapist , 2013 - 2020
Soundview Throgs Neck Community Health Clinic, Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapist, 2006 - 2013

PESI, Inc, Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk on How the Body Keeps the Score: Intensive Trauma Treatment , 2021
Priestesses of the Rose, A Year and a Day Spiral, 2020
Cape Cod Institute, Mindfulness in Psychotherapy and Buddhist Practice, 2019
PESI, Inc, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Intensive Training, 2017
Kundalini Yoga Golden Bridge, Kundalini Yoga Teacher Level I, 2013


Licensure

New York: 080137


Languages

English

Spanish